post study work & visa guidance

Why New-Zealand

It is said that every day in the world begins in New Zealand. The reason being that, New Zealand is located right at the edge of the world in the South western Pacific Ocean and is the first place to see the sun rise. New Zealand is around the size of Great Britain and Japan. Green hills to golden sand beaches then rain forest all within few hours’ drive.  The climate in New Zealand is temperate with temperature between 10 to 15ºC in winters and 20 to 30ºC in summers. 

New Zealand is increasingly becoming the first choice for education for international students. New Zealand Education system is based on the British education system. The University of Auckland features in the top 100 universities in the QS world university rankings and the University of Otago in the top 200.

Having said all that below are some of the points that attract students towards New Zealand as a study destination:

1. Safe and peaceful environment:
New Zealand has received No.1 ranking on GPI for two consecutive years. With just a little over 4 million people in New Zealand as compared to the 20 million population of Mumbai alone, New Zealand is one of the safest places on the planet with high quality living conditions. Their government is very stable and New Zealand has never seen wars. They do not have a high crime rate and is the first country to declare itself as a nuclear free zone

2. Very cost effective:
The best part about studying in New Zealand is that it is the most cost effective study destination as compared to most places like USA, UK, Australia or Canada. The tuition fees are much lower and so is the cost of living. It therefore gives a student the best of both worlds i.e. quality education that is at par with the world and at the same time saves on costs.

3. Employment prospects and Post study work options:
If a student successfully completes their education they are entitled to a “Job search visa” in New Zealand for the period of a year. If a student gets a job in their field of education in New Zealand they are entitled to a 2 years’ work visa. With a skill shortage across various sectors in the New Zealand labour market, fresh graduates are in high demand in New Zealand.

4. Study while you work
Students, who are pursuing a course that is 12 month or longer, are eligible to work part time while studying; i.e. 20 hours per week when the course is in session and fulltime during vacations.

5. Beautiful, green and an adventurous country

New Zealand has a reputation for adventure tourism and offers the thrill of white water rafting and skiing to abseiling, mountain biking and snowboarding, bungee jumping, skydiving and much more! What makes all this possible is the pristine outdoors of New Zealand i.e. with its volcanoes, high snow-covered mountains, spectacular lakes, and white sandy beaches, is a land of unparalleled beauty. 

6. Assured Quality education
The New Zealand government has set a quality assurance system in place that ensures the government and students invest in quality education.

7. Research opportunities at local fees
New Zealand universities offer a wide variety of research opportunities to students. Doctoral programs are available to international students too and it is a fully research based course. PHD students pay local fees or domestic fees as opposed to international fees which is a benefit provided to them. 

8. Supportive learning environment
Last but not the least, international students find that universities in New Zealand provide a very supportive learning environment to them. The “International Office” in tertiary institutions provides a high quality support service to help you adjust to your new environment and successfully complete your studies.

Top Universities


      • The University of Auckland
      • Auckland University of Technology
      • University of Otago
      • University of Canterbury
      • Victoria University of Wellington
      • Massey University
      • Lincoln University
      • University of Waikato
      • Auckland University of Technology
      • Lincoln University
      • AIS St. Helens, Auckland
      • Unitec
      • Manukau Institute of Technology
      • Cornell Institute of Business & Technology
      • WELTEC, Wellington
      • CPIT
      • NMIT
      • NSIA
      • Aoraki Polytechnic
      • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
      • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
      • Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec)
      • Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
      • Otago Polytechnic
      • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
      • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
      • Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
      • Waiariki Institute of Technology
      • Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
      • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
      • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
      • Cornell Institute of Business & Technology
      • Imperial College of New Zealand
      • International College of Auckland  (ICA)
      • International Travel College of New Zealand
      • Pacific International Hotel Management School
      • The Professional Bar & Restaurant School (PBRS)
      • Royal Business College  


  • Study cost in New Zealand varies from course to course and Institute to Institute.
  • An Undergraduate level which includes Diploma, Bachelors and Graduate diploma can cost anywhere between NZ$ 15000 to NZ $ 25000 per year.
  • The Masters and Postgraduate diploma can cost NZ$ 18,000 to NZ$ 36,000per year.
  • Living cost in New Zealand will vary between NZ $ 10,000 to NZ $ 12,000 per year.

Job Opportunities

New Zealand offers a range of opportunities and the scope to grow in your career. The computer software development industry, film, television and commercial production industry, services like banking, finance, advertising, property, tourism & hospitality, and food processing. The manufacturing sector has shown strong export performance growth, which has encouraged investment and employment growth.


1. Can I work Part Time while studying?

Yes, 20 hours per week when the course is in session and fulltime during vacations.

2. Is there a Post study work option or possibility of applying for PR?

If a student successfully completes their education they are entitled to a “Job search visa” in New Zealand for the period of a year. If a student gets a job in their field of education in New Zealand they are entitled to a 2 years’ work visa. If you have the required skills and job you can even apply for Permanent residence.

3. What are the general entry requirements for Universities?

GMAT is required for an MBA in most universities, apart from these students need to have cleared IELTS test for English language. Entry requirements differ from Universities and institutes the counsellors at IJEC will be able to guide you according to your profile.

4. When should I start the application process?

It is advisable to start an application process minimum of 6 months in advance

5. When do I need to pay my fees?

You need to pay your fees for New Zealand colleges only after you get you AIP or visa approval.

6. What are the possibilities of getting a scholarship? How do I apply for them?

The counselors at IJEC will be able to guide you about the same.

7. What are the intakes in New Zealand?

Main Intakes are Feb and July however some colleges may offer Sept intakes as well.


Everyone stated that pre-admission process for foreign institutions is very expensive. Few consultants asked for a huge sum of amount before even the process started. Thanks to IJEC they not only helped with the Student loan with the best interest rates but also did not ask for any counseling fees.
Satvika Rajanala, The University of Auckland

I have always wanted big in my life. Getting in world class institution was something on top of my “Things to-do” list. IJEC made it very convenient and shaped a new exciting phase in my life towards high success.
Sai Kavya, The University of Auckland

Mr. Kapil Chandok and his team took care about everything and allowed me to focus on so many other things that were necessary before going. They have loads of expertise to gain from, endless resources to get things done with precision.
Sravani, Aukland University of Technology


Universities across New Zealand offer education in many fields and also give you opportunity to study in the world’s best institutions.

  • Arts & Design
  • Business Administration
  • Finance & Economics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion & Textile
  • Hotel Management, Culinary/Pastry/Cookery
  • Information Technology
  • Management & Commerce
  • Physical Education and Sports
  • Psychology, Counseling and Social Sciences
  • Research, PHD
  • Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy & Health
  • Mass Communication
  • Advertising  & Communication
  • Chef Program
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance & Commerce
  • Informatics and Business Systems
  • Law
  • Dentistry & Health
  • Politics and Policy
  • Tourism
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports Management
  • Public Administration


In recent years, more and more international students have started coming to New Zealand for their studies. The New Zealand academic world is vibrant and increasingly internationally-oriented. In New Zealand, you can study English in a language school, study post-graduate courses in one of New Zealand's many universities, or take courses in a polytechnic, an institute of technology, or a college of education.

Why study In New Zealand:-
• British based Education System.
• 1 year Job Search Visa & 2 years Work Visa.
• PR (Permanent Residence) Opportunity.
• New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education.
• Warm and welcoming environment.
• 15 years of education is acceptable in NZ.
• High Quality Living Conditions.

Why Intakes:
• There are generally two Intakes in New Zealand: February & July.
• But ITPs and Private Institutes may have different Intakes for different courses. Practically there is an intake every month in some or the other institution resulting in recruitment throughout the year.

Processing Time for Visa Applications:-
• Applications that fit the “Positive Profile” will be processed within 15 Working days.
• For Need to Review Profiles will take 10 ‐ 12 weeks to process a student visa application.
• Chances of Telephonic Interview & Financial documents verification is very in such cases

Entry Requirements:

• Undergraduate Diploma & Bachelors Degree: 12th with 50% to 70% range.
• Masters, PG Diploma, Graduate Diploma & Phd: Bachelors with 55% and above.

English Language:
• Undergraduate Diploma, Bachelors Degree & Graduate Diploma: IELTS 6.0 with no bands less then 5.5. Few Private institutions will accept IELTS 5.5 (5) for specific UG Diplomas.
• Post Graduate Diplomas & Masters: IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

Student Work Rights
• Eligible students can work up to 20 hours in any given week during the academic year.
• Students undertaking a course of 12 months or more may work full‐time during the holidays.
• A partner of an eligible student may apply for a work permit for full time working valid for the duration of the study course, only if the student is an applicant for the full time. Undergraduate course (Level 7) or higher qualification in areas of absolute skill shortage as specified in the Long Term Skill Shortage List. However partners of all students on study course of Level 8 and above can work full time without any condition.

Working after Studies and Settlement Options
The student after completion of his studies in NZ and graduating can hold a 12 months Graduate Job Search visa which enables him to start working in any job (not relevant to qualification also)

Positive profile case
• Good academic record ‐ over 60% aggregate in Class 10th and 12th and over 50% aggregate in Subsequent tertiary qualification; not failed in any examinations.
• IELTS score of at least 6.0, or evidence of having met English language entry requirements for the course of study in NZ, whichever is higher.
• Student’s immediate family’s verifiable evidence of funds to meet the educational and living.
• expenses in NZ ‐ including paper trail to explain any recent high value deposits in accounts or
• Evidence to demonstrate that they are opting for the FTS.
• No more than two immediate family members as financial sponsors/guarantors.
• Verifiable evidence of regular source of sufficient income of financial sponsors/guarantors. Intended course of study relevant to qualifications and/or work experience and shows education progression.
• Meet health & character requirements.
• All positive profile applications should be submitted with original passport.

How Much Funds are to be shown for NZ Student Visa
• If the course duration is less than or equal to one academic year, then provide documentary evidence of funds for tuition fee for the entire course duration + NZ$ 15,000 towards living expenses in New Zealand.
• If the duration of course is longer than one academic year then provide documentary evidence of funds for tuition fee for 1 academic year + NZ$ 15,000 per annum towards living expenses in New Zealand + payment plan to show they have access to funds and have ability to meet the rest of the course cost and living expenses in New Zealand.


If you wish to visit New Zealand for a period longer than 3 months as a tourist, you will need to apply for a Visitor's Visa.

You may apply for a Visitor's Visa if:
• You are outside New Zealand and need a visa to travel to New Zealand;
• You are inside New Zealand and need to go out and then re-enter New Zealand; or
• You are a visa waiver visitor and wish to stay longer than the set time granted on arrival.
Visitor's Visas are valid for 9 months in an 18 month period. Under certain circumstances you may be eligible to extend your 9 month stay by a further 3 months.

To extend your Visitor's Visa, you will have to show that during your stay:
• You have supported yourself financially, and have enough money to continue supporting yourself; and
• You have not worked, been sponsored, or held a Student Permit.
If you have already stayed in New Zealand for 9 months or more, you will need to remain out of the country for the same amount of time you visited (or longer) before you can again return as a visitor.
You must also be able to meet all health and character requirements to be granted a visa for your visit to New Zealand.

Travel to New Zealand as a visitor must be to:
• Visit as a tourist, see friends and relatives;
• Study (one course of up to 3 months);
• Play sport or perform in cultural events without pay;
• Undertake a business trip; or
• Undertake medical treatment.

You must also:
• Have a passport that's valid for at least 3 months past the date you are to leave New Zealand;
• Be a genuine tourist, and can show evidence of your intention to leave; and
• Provide proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay.
Businesspeople travelling to New Zealand for less than 3 months may enter the country as a tourist, however, if they need to stay longer or plan to work in this time they will need to apply for a Work Visa and Permit.

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